A meeting was held at the Elermore Vale Men’s Shed on 7th March AT 7 pm.
Minutes from meeting .
Before the meeting started Darryl Lewis gave a 30 minute talk on safety in the shed
and home, he touched on electrics e.g. safety switches, extensions leads, tagging
and keeping a register of the tags.
Asbestos was the next subject, use caution when working with it, a P2 face mask
must be worn and damped the area when drilling or cutting the area.
Darryl also talked about various planning laws including the new roof guttering
The meeting thanked Darryl for his interesting talk, and he offered to help with his
cousin with the setup of the Band Saw when it arrives.
1 Read minutes of last meeting.
2 Questions arising.
3 Leo has three tyres for the trailer and are to be fitted as soon as possible.
4 The meeting decided not to purchase a Water Cooler.
5 At the next meeting Cheryl Wennen from the Woodland Lodge Retirement Lodge
in Lake Road, would like to ask us if we can help in setting up a IN HOUSE
MENS SHED at the Retirement Lodge, or perhaps get them to visit our shed
6 The Hunter Community College has approached us to hold HOME
MAINTENANCE classes, e.g. mower servicing,painting.arc welding, changing tap
washers, repair holes in plaster walls, tiling, and any other small jobs around the
home, if anyone wishes to help let Allan Lewis know.
The College will donate money to the SHED for services rendered.
7 Does anybody know where we can get some old conveyor belts for the new shed
8 Two gardens need tidying, Wallsend Primary School has asked if we can help with a
chicken run they will pay for materials. Aged Care in Wallsend wants an large bird
cage built. No other details are known at the present. We will finish our own shed
9 New member Bill Ray has set up a BLOGG SITE for the SHED it’s like a website
do not use the WWW. Just type in ELERMORE VALE MEN’S SHED using
GOGGLE. Minutes will go on every month, as well a wish list. Have a look.
10 After the talk from Darryl we need to do a risk assessment of all usage of electric
tools. Also we must start wearing appropriate clothing, and no thongs allowed.
11 Anyone interested in attending a FIRST AID COURSE let Lester know by
12 Please remember last person leaving to lock up everything even if someone says
they might return, Lester is not always around to check up.
The meeting closed at 8 30pm Next meeting on APRIL 4th at 7 00pm.